Monthly Archives: May 2012

Happy belated 108th Birthday Grandpa

Living to be 108 is really pushing it but with my maternal grandfather, if there was anyone who could’ve succeeded on this accomplishment, I would’ve gone with him as the smart money. Listening to the advice of his doctor(s) was … Continue reading

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Doing a backfill for the next week and a half

The last one didn’t give me any tremendous amount of new gray hair, the support engineering gig if you forget. This time I am covering for a really nice person whose wife had a baby last week and his position … Continue reading

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It’s officially Summer! As it was in 1982

School lets out at various points throughout the US: in Central Texas they’re out, in the Midwest, they have almost a week, I recall kids out East used to be stuck until mid-June. Universities are long gone and today is … Continue reading

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Kings in six for the Cup, no idea with Calder

The Stanley Cup kicks off this Wednesday with the Devils having home ice. I hope to catch some of the game(s). Although my loyalties lean toward the Atlantic Division, I say the advantage goes to the LA Kings. They’re younger, … Continue reading

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Slamacow!

Joining my new ’12 collection of retro shirts is this hybrid/mash-up: Adventure Time meets the early NES packaging (circa the mid to late Eighties).

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If Necessity is the Mother of Invention…

…then Kludge is Necessity’s lesser known, embarrassing step-child.

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The Summer of ’12 Look, mainly retro but not ironic

There was a bunch of cool stuff on clearance at 80stees.com and with the Summer of ’82 going on, I couldn’t help myself to get some appropriate apparel for attending certain movies, especially after I gave my Spock Blocker shirt … Continue reading

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Summer of 1982 III: Rocky III

The Summer of 1982 keeps on a rollin’ with this third installment about (coincidentally) the third Rocky movie which I watched without irony. Rocky III is a fairly important movie for several reasons: Despite Rocky II being rather conclusive, R3 … Continue reading

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It was 35 years ago, in the Midwest far, far away

I wrote about this in greater length five years ago and a tad redundantly with certain words, when I ever finish getting the remaining, old entries posted, I promise to go back and re-edit them all. Anyway, Star Wars, the … Continue reading

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Things at work are a little too nerdy

Some prankster with the ProApps team posted this near the break room. It’s somewhat an inside joke, namely people who grew up playing the NES in the Eighties.

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